The Ghana AIDS Commission has advised persons living with HIV (PLHIV), to adhere to the safety measures spelt out by the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service.

This the Commission notes, will minimise their exposure to, and prevent them from contracting the new coronavirus.

According to a statement issued by the Commission on Tuesday, April 14, although everyone is exposed to Covid-19, people with weaker immune system are prone to succumb to it.

“Older PLHIV with heart or lung conditions may be at a higher risk of becoming infected with the COVID-19 virus and of suffering more serious symptoms.

“Currently, there is no evidence of correlation between HIV and COVID 19 but until more is known about the relationship between the two diseases, PLHIV have to exercise extreme caution to prevent exposure,” the statement indicated.

The Commission therefore, urged PLHIV to continuously take their antiretroviral therapies to boost their immune system.

“PLHIV are encouraged to make arrangements with their health care providers for multi-month prescriptions of antiretroviral medicines.”

Read the full statement below: